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The Prince Hotel St Kilda

A beachside retreat with a difference; The Prince is just a short tram ride to Australia’s design and fashion capital, Melbourne.

We cover a lot of getaways on habitusliving.com that are remote; on beaches, in the mountains or secluded bushland, but many of us travel for the vibrancy of the cities. So we thought we’d talk about one of our favourite hotels in one of our favourite cities – The Prince in Melbourne.


The Art Deco façade of this St Kilda hotel belies a “moody and sophisticated” modern interior, with all the comforts and relaxing facilities you’d expect from a beachside escape.



The hotel has its own spa and an amazing rooftop, complete with big daybeds. Its own on-site restaurant – Circa – which we covered a little while ago, is one of the hottest restaurants Melbourne has to offer, headed up by Chef, Jake Nicolson.





The rooms are spacious and offer a mix of raw-industrial and natural materials, for an urban escape. Of course, the wonderful St Kilda cafes, promenade and shopping are right on your doorstep, so you may not spend much time in your room!



We can definitely recommend checking this one out when you’re next in Melbourne.

Mr & Mrs Smith tell us that their members also get a free bottle of bubbles and free parking when staying at the hotel.


The Prince

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